EMTH171-12S2 (C) Semester Two 2012

Mathematical Modelling and Computation

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
09 Jul 2012 - 11 Nov 2012

Description

An introduction to mathematical modelling and simulation via case studies using standard computer packages. Structured programming for mathematical problem solving.

An introductory course in mathematical modelling and computation. This course introduces the use of computational methods to solve real-world problems. The course includes case studies chosen from a range of engineering and scientific applications.

Topics: the MATLAB programming environment; basic concepts in structured programming; basic numerical methods; case studies from engineering and scientific applications, showing the process of modelling through formulation, solution and interpretation.

Learning Outcomes

to introduce the MATLAB programming envrionment

  • to give a basic introduction to structured programming
  • to introduce basic numerical methods
  • to practise implementing numerical methods computationally
  • to introduce the concepts and techniques involved in formulating a mathematical model of a real-world situation
  • to provide skills in the interpretation of computational results in the context of a real-world problem

Pre-requisites

RP: MATH109 or EMTH119 (prior or concurrent enrolment recommended). If you are taking EMTH171 concurrently with EMTH118 you are likely to experience difficulties.

Restrictions

MATH170, MATH171

Recommended Preparation

MATH109 or EMTH119 (prior or concurrent enrolment recommended). If you are taking EMTH171 concurrently with EMTH118 you are likely to experience difficulties.

Lectures
Streams Day Time Where Notes
Stream 01 Thursday 10:00am-11:00am C1 Lecture Theatre 3 Sep - 23 Sep,
8 Oct - 14 Oct
Friday 10:00am-11:00am A1 Lecture Theatre 3 Sep - 23 Sep,
8 Oct - 14 Oct
or Stream 02 Thursday , Friday 1:00pm-2:00pm C1 Lecture Theatre 3 Sep - 23 Sep,
8 Oct - 14 Oct

Labs
Streams Day Time Where Notes
Stream 01 Monday 11:00am-2:00pm Erskine 033 Lab 1 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 02 Monday 11:00am-2:00pm Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 03 Monday 2:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 033 Lab 1 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 04 Monday 2:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 05 Monday 5:00pm-8:00pm Erskine 033 Lab 1 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 06 Monday 5:00pm-8:00pm Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 07 Tuesday 8:00am-11:00am Erskine 033 Lab 1 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 08 Tuesday 8:00am-11:00am Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 09 Tuesday 11:00am-2:00pm Erskine 033 Lab 1 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 10 Tuesday 11:00am-2:00pm Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 11 Tuesday 2:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 033 Lab 1 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 12 Tuesday 2:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 13 Tuesday 5:00pm-8:00pm Erskine 033 Lab 1 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 14 Tuesday 5:00pm-8:00pm Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 15 Wednesday 8:00am-11:00am Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 17 Wednesday 11:00am-2:00pm Erskine 033 Lab 1 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 18 Wednesday 11:00am-2:00pm Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 19 Wednesday 2:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 033 Lab 1 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 20 Wednesday 2:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 21 Wednesday 5:00pm-8:00pm Erskine 033 Lab 1 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 22 Wednesday 5:00pm-8:00pm Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 24 Thursday 10:00am-1:00pm Erskine 033 Lab 1 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 25 Thursday 10:00am-1:00pm Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 26 Thursday 2:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 033 Lab 1 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 27 Thursday 2:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 28 Thursday 5:00pm-8:00pm Erskine 033 Lab 1 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 29 Thursday 5:00pm-8:00pm Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 30 Friday 8:00am-11:00am Erskine 033 Lab 1 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 31 Friday 8:00am-11:00am Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 32 Friday 11:00am-2:00pm Erskine 033 Lab 1 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 33 Friday 11:00am-2:00pm Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 34 Friday 2:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 033 Lab 1 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 35 Friday 2:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Michael Plank

Lecturer

David Wall

Contact Person

Phillipa Williams

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Internal Assessment - TBA 60%
Final Examination 40%


You will have a three hour computer lab each week during the course, which will contribute to your final grade.

Examination and Formal Tests

Exam Tuesday 23 Oct 2012 9:30am-11:30am  

Textbooks

There is no required text for this course.

Recommended reading: Chapman, Matlab programming for engineers. Chapra & Canale, Numerical methods for engineers.

Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $4,375.00

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics.

All EMTH171 Occurrences

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